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2014 Calendar...

Postby appicchato » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:34 am

Probably loaded already...anyway, a couple more for those interested...

http://forestsangha.org/calendar/ :coffee:

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby cooran » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:39 am

Thanks Bhante!

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:38 pm

I find it hard to work out the right days for my calendar. Perhaps some astronomers could explain how the Forest Sangha work out their dates?

According to Date and Time.com these are the New moon and Full-moon dates for January 2014, in London GMT.

New 1 Jan @ 11:14 Full 16 Jan @ 04:53 and New 30 Jan @ 21:39

The Forest Sangha calendar omits 1st Jan, so presumably it was on 31st December
Full moon is on 15th Jan
New moon is on 30th Jan
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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby appicchato » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:30 pm

Just a guess, but I'm thinking it (possibly) has (something) to do with time zones, as well as who's doing the calculating (and where they are when doing so)...I don't think GMT/UTC is used by everyone as universally as one might think...

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:21 pm

I am thinking that if the time of the full-moon is a.m. then the Uposatha is the previous day, but this doesn't quite compute in every case.

Anyway, I have done my best and uploaded my calendar for 2014 on my news page.
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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:27 pm

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:55 pm

Thanks bhante!

appicchato wrote:Probably loaded already...anyway, a couple more for those interested...

http://forestsangha.org/calendar/ :coffee:

The annual tradition continues. :reading:

Actually, I really liked the December entry on the current 2013 calendar, so I overlaid an Instagram effect over it and made it look a bit ye olde...

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:57 pm

Good job retro!
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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:18 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:Good job retro!

+1

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:20 pm

cooran wrote:Thanks Bhante!

With metta,
Chris

+1

I must be a bit slow ... everyone else seems to know these calendars but this is the first of them I've seen.

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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby appicchato » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:20 am

retrofuturist wrote:The annual tradition continues. :reading:


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Re: 2014 Calendar...

Postby Digity » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:55 am

I started thinking about creating an app for the iPhone/ipad for tracking Uposatha days using the calender. However, how many different calendars and sets of Uposatha days are there?


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